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“AVIATION DAY” FLIES INTO BENTON AIRPARK (O85) IN REDDING, CA ON FATHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 17th
Everyone is invited to the annual “Aviation Day” flying festivities at Benton Airpark (O85) on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm. Benton Airpark is located in West Redding at the corner of Placer St. and Airpark Drive. The day’s activities include helicopter rides from Air Shasta and scenic airplane rides from Hillside Aviation, antique and experimental aircraft displays, ultralight displays and radio controlled aircraft displays. CHP and REACH aircraft will also be on display Parking and admission are free. Things get under way at 7:00 am with a ham, eggs and pancake breakfast cooked and served by volunteers from the Mt. Shasta Chapter of 99’s, an organization of women pilots. The cost for the “Aviation Day” breakfast will be $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will be served until 11:00 am. This year Aviation Day celebrates the 80th anniversary of Benton Field. The airport was named in honor of a Shasta County resident, Lieutenant John W. Benton, a U.S. Army Air Corp pilot who lost his life in a flight at Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1927. Benton Field is one of the two important airport facilities in the City of Redding. Aviation Day is a day to recognize the major contribution Benton Field makes to the economic vitality of the City of Redding. Kids, bring your dads and granddads to “Aviation Day”, take a plane ride and feel the joy of flying.
“Aviation Day” 2007 is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Chapter 157. For more information contact Hillside Aviation at